Today marks the seventh day of 28 Days of Black Excellence created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III. Phillip highlights the work of Joseph Lee, a caterer, baker, and restauranteur who invented two things that revolutionized the food industry and still impact our favorite party foods today. His musical inspiration comes from the song “Let Us Break Bread Together,” a traditional Spiritual.
Joseph Lee (1849-1908)
Notable Achievements:Boston-area entrepreneur Joseph Lee was a pioneer in the automation of bread and bread crumb making during the late 1800s. He invented machines for use in the hospitality industry that automated the mixing and kneading of bread dough and that created crumbs from day-old loaves.
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This episode of 28 Days of Black Excellence was sponsored by Don and Barbara Shelby.
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